O-Wash Chunky by O-Wool is a springy, bouncy 4-ply yarn developed for the environmentally minded consumer. The wool is spun and dyed in the USA from certified organic merino wool from South America. While this yarn is solid with slight tonal variations, please alternate skeins when knitting due to the small dye batches.
Unlike conventional superwash processes where scales are burned off of the wool fiber with acid, O-Wash uses a GOTS certified organic compound to create washability. This compound holds the wool fibers in place during washing and drying, preventing them from interlocking during agitation which is what causes shrinkage and felting.
FIBER CONTENT: 100% machine-washable Organic Merino Wool
WEIGHT: 100g / 105 yds / 96m
NEEDLE SIZE: US 10 / 6mm
GAUGE: 14 sts = 4"
CARE INSTRUCTIONS - Machine wash in cold water. Machine dry on low heat. Please pre-wash any vibrant or dark skeins containing reds or blues as bleeding may occur in colorwork. Please note this yarn is not suitable for felting projects.
YARDAGE NOTE: Previous batches of O-Wash Chunky were 122 yds / 111m per 100 oz, usually labeled under Dye Lot 1.
Appalachian Stone - muted dark purple with slate blue undertones
Arrowgrass - lime green
Barn Owl - ecru tinted with taupe & silver
Bee Balm - hot pink. This color has been discontinued and cannot be re-stocked.
Blackbird - black as black can be
Black-Eyed Susan - golden yellow
Brook Trout - Light Blue Grey
Brown Bear - Black/Brown
Cattail - natural ecru
Cresheim Creek - medium dark blue/green or teal
Cuckoo Flower - pastel blue
Devil's Pool - dark turquoise
Feldspar - burnt orange with a cinnamon tint
Gorge - light charcoal gray
Hemlock - hunter green
Juneberry - burgundy
Mustard Seed - dark mustard yellow with orange and green undertones
Night Heron - dark blue
Northern Cardinal - ruby red
Partridge Pea - pea green
Pasture Rose - peach with undertones of rose pink
Pearly Mussel - pink with grey undertones / mauve
Porcupine - medium taupe brown
Schist - medium gray
Sheep Laurel - medium purple with pink undertones
Silver Maple - light grey
Slate - almost black, but still slightly grey
Springhouse - baby blue
Sunfish - Turquoise
Watermill - light mint green
Wineberry - deep wine with purple & burgundy undertones
Wood Dove - baby pink with slight peach undertones
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